Some­thing dif­fer­ent

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Fifi the Rai Blaster: Sky Arch The Ban­nis­ter Ho­tel, Braam­fontein, Joburg Thurs­day, June 9, 10.30pm Tick­ets R50 at the door

Now this looks in­ter­est­ing.

Up-and-com­ing ex­per­i­men­tal mu­si­cian Fifi the Rai Blaster is do­ing a na­tional tour of her pro­duc­tion Sky Arch, de­scribed as “a mu­si­cal ex­plo­ration on how oral tra­di­tions, and in­dige­nous mythol­ogy and astron­omy, af­fect and shape our col­lec­tive con­scious­ness”.

In it, she uses digital tools and live in­stru­ments in a per­for­mance that com­bines mu­sic and rhyme-driven sto­ry­telling with pro­jected vi­su­als and move­ment. “My ges­ture to mu­sic is avant­garde in that it is not meant to be boxed or un­der­stood. Although the art scene is fil­tered and sound is ever-chang­ing over time, I make mu­sic with the in­ten­tion of cre­at­ing sound and that is what makes it what it is,” says Fifi. She started out as a hip-hop artist in 2005 and is now work­ing on a full-length al­bum with su­per­pro­ducer Kanif un­der in­die la­bel Iape­tus Records. If you feel like ex­pe­ri­enc­ing some­thing truly unique, this might be the event to cir­cle in your di­ary.

PHOTO: SUP­PLIED

NEW WAVE Fifi is gear­ing up for a na­tional tour, tak­ing her unique and ex­per­i­men­tal breed of rap and sto­ry­telling to her grow­ing body of fans

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